BJP asks Cong to apologise

Latching on to David Headley’s deposition that Ishrat Jahan was a Lashkar-e-Toiba operative, the BJP has demanded apology from the Congress first family for targeting Narendra Modi to “defame and fix” him during his previous stint as Gujarat chief minister.

Jahan was killed by the Gujarat Police in 2004 when Modi was chief minister and BJP president Amit Shah was home minister. Shah was also made accused but subsequently discharged by the courts in a case where Gujarat cops were accused of killing her in a fake encounter.Accusing the Congress of “targeting Narendra Modi over her killing at the cost of national security”, the BJP said that if Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul had any “shame” left, they should apologise to the nation.

“Headley’s deposition that she was a LeT suicide bomber has unmasked those who do politics over terrorism. We do not expect any morality from the Congress. But if Sonia and her son Rahul Gandhi, who is a champion in politics of conspiracy, have any shame left, then they must apologise to the nation,” BJP general secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

Sharma also demanded that the Congress leadership should apologise to the police personnel’s families as well since they were put behind the bars for killing these terrorists in encounter.

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